The DVD and Blu-Ray release of G.I. Joe: Retaliation hit this past Tuesday along with a special “Extended Action Cut” featuring nearly 13 minutes of additional footage, which has made a huge difference to the flow of the film, in my opinion. But many fans want to know exactly what new footage is there before they pull the trigger and buy it.
I started collecting some stuff together for my Extended Action Cut review, but then Fred from JoeBattleLines directed me to Movie-Censorship.com which has a spectacular breakdown (with screen captures) of all the additional footage and scenes. It even compares some stuff that was in the theatrical release with stuff that’s different in the Extended Action Cut besides just added footage.
Check it out at Movie-Censorship.com!
Well, probably not that much of a spoiler, I guess at this point, but it doesn’t hurt to toss along that warning.
Paramount has started distributing their Blu-Ray screeners for G.I. Joe: Retaliation, including several of the reported deleted scenes that did not make the final theatrical release. While the mass release DVD offers these deleted scenes as an “extra” bonus feature, it appears from this article that the Extended Action set indeed takes this deleted footage and actually works it into the flow of the regular film.
Thanks to Elodie Yung (who plays Jinx in the film) on Twitter we see that French film site Ecran Large has broken down these deleted scenes/extended footage for us. They are reporting about 13 minutes of extra footage, which is a bit shy from what I heard, but in the same ballpark anyway. On the surface, those 13 minutes might not seem like a big deal, but from the looks of things, the flow of the film is altered drastically by this extra footage.
Here’s the only catch…the article is in French. Click the Read the Rest of the Story link below for the full details.